Thursday, July 31, 2014

Keene, NH

If you have ever seen the movie, Jumanjia, you might recognize some of the photographs in this week's blog.  A lot of the 1997 film was shot in and around the Keene area.

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25 Lawson Street about 1/2 block off Main.

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Margarita's Mexican Restaurant on Main Street has the look and feel of a cantina.

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Colonial Theater built in 1924 is the only theater still in Keene.  It has undergone two restorations starting in 1993.

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Timoleon's Family Restaurant - good food and lots of seating.

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A sign over the Synergy Sporting Good Store.  I would have shot the store front but there was way too much reflection.

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When was the last time you saw an old school fire alarm like this one.

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You may recognize this from the movie.

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Gazebo in the middle of town.

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Two views of the Parrish Shoes sign that was seen in the movie.  The original sign was removed but later restored.

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Every New England town has at least one white picket fence.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Hampshire

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The next four photographs were all taken of the same home along Route 119 in Hinsdale, NH. As you can see from the first photograph there is a marker on the front of the house showing it was built in 1856.   It is still inhabited today.

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Ashuelet Covered Bridge, Ashuelot, NH in the unincorporated village of Winchester.

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A view that shows the length of the bridge.

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This shot gives you a feel for being inside a covered bridge.

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A sign in the crossroads village of Fitzwilliam, NH sits across the street from the Fitzwilliam Inn.  We passed through here on our way to Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH.

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Women's Memorial Belltower at Cathedral of the Pines

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Ingalls Memorial Library, Rindge, NH

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The outside wall of a barn at our hotel, the Woodbound Inn.

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Beach area on Pearly Pond on the campus of Franklin Pierce University. During the academic year the Adventure Recreation program instructs and supervises the kayaking, canoeing and sailing programs at this location.

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1946 John Deere B which I saw on my way to Keene, NH.

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Main hangar at the Jaffrey Airport-Silver Ranch. Founded in 1946 the airport has a 1/2 mile long runway.  The building to the left of the hangar is air operations.

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An old school Stevenson Screen  located at the Silver Ranch Airpark is still in operation.

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Jaffrey Mill Apartments in downtown Jaffrey, NH sits along the Contoocook River.

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World War I statue
It was dedicated on Armistice Day, November 11, 1930 in Jaffrey's Memorial Park. The plaque at the base lists the 104 Jaffrey men who served in World War I.

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Clay Library in Jaffrey, NH

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I'm not sure if this place is still in business or not but the sign seemed to be the most well-kept part of the structure.

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Beach area on Lake Contoocook at the Woodbound Inn where we spent several days while in New Hampshire.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Back to the Past

A few more pictures from our recent trip down to Luray, VA

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Electric box on the wall of the Warehouse Art Gallery in Luray.

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This electrical unit caught my eye because I have neer seen something like this that was built by the Colt Firearms Compay

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Real and surreal come together to create this piece of art.

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Drum set

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A light covered branch from a tree used to mark the entrance to a music concert in downtown Luray, VA.

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Thornton Gap entrance to the Shenandoah National Park which is just east of Luray on Route 211.

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Split rail fence along the road.

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My favorite place in all of Luray, and it is free.

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Wall art.

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Wall art on the exterior wall of the old Luray Ford auto dealer.

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When the owner of this building started to tear it down they had no idea what they were going to find. It was quite a surprise, to say the least.

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A finger pointing the way to the wine distillery in Sperryville, VA.

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It might not look like much but this is an area used to load cattle onto transport trucks.

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Burke's Grocery along the road to Culpepper, VA.

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Haley Fine Art Studios, Sperryville, VA.

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An old black chair hidden behind an antique shop.

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Cleanout door on an old 60 foot chimney.

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On our way back to Pennsylvania this building really caught my eye. Not only because of the color but also because of the message as I have never seen one before.

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CSX Diesel number 211, a CW44AC, idles along the mainline while waiting for through traffic to go by.

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Two of CSX railroads remaining SD40-2s roll through Cumberland, Maryland.

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A bar sitting next to the railroad tracks in Cumberland features wall art which depicts several interesting areas around Cumberland.

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1960 Ford F100 sitting in front of a grocery store in Cresson, PA our last stop before home.